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Motorcyclist dies in collision with car in northern Minnesota

More than 40 motorcyclists have died on Minnesota roads since Memorial Day weekend.

A 54-year-old man died Wednesday evening in a motorcycle crash in northern Minnesota. 

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the motorcyclist was traveling westbound on Hwy. 135 in Biwabik Township when it struck the passenger side of a 2018 Toyota Corolla that was turning left onto Heritage Trail from eastbound Hwy. 135. 

The motorcyclist, riding a 2012 Can-Am MC, was not wearing a helmet and was thrown from the bike. 

The man's full identity has not been released, although the state patrol says he is from Gilbert, Minnesota. 

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, there were 40 motorcyclist deaths on Minnesota roads from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, which are known as the 100 deadliest days of the summer. 

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